SIKESTON -- Charles Edward Meeks, 71, died at 2:30 a.m. at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born April 22, 1933, in Bertrand, son of the late George Franklin and Retta Lorene Eastwood Meeks, he served with the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Charleston.
On Jan. 14, 1954, in Warrington, England, he married Winifred Alcock who preceded him in death on April 27, 2003.
One daughter, Deloris Jeanne Meeks; and one brother, Marshall Meeks, also preceded him in death.
Survivors include: one son, Charles F. Meeks of Mary Esther, Fla.; three daughters, Rachel Shoffner of San Antonio, Texas, Lora Rushing of Wappapello and Marjorie Wheeler of the Azore Islands; three brothers, the Rev. Bill Meeks of Bertrand, Robert Gene Meeks of Charleston and Donald Meeks of Billingsley, Ala.; five sisters, Deloris Spitler of Bertrand, Judy Skinner of Sikeston, Mary Allen of East Prairie, Jan Pleasant of Knoxville, Tenn., and Mae McClain of Charleston; and 10 grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 13 great-stepgrandchildren.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Bill Meeks of the First General Baptist Church in Charleston officiating.
Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Charleston.